Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goodbye Rebecca

Today isn't a day for a new video, I'm afraid.  Today's a day for me to get some thoughts out.

As I'm sure many of you know by now, roughly a week ago, Rebecca Molay took down her site entirely.  As per a message related through Viola at WorldOfTG.com, she shut down her Rebecca's World site "due to hostile attacks from a person who threatens to out [her]".  It's taken me this long to really get my head around this well enough to express my thoughts about it.

Firstly, let me say that this is a great loss to the TG community.  For years, Rebecca's site was a true cornerstone for all of us.  Her work with caption series in slideshow format was really unique and unparalleled.  And not only was the site a constant source of exceptional caption work -- both Rebecca's own and guest captions -- but it was also an extensive wellspring of TG information and sites.  For anyone looking to expand their horizons and find new TG material, Rebecca's World was, without question, one of the key thresholds leading you into this wondrous world.

However our loss is nothing compared to what Rebecca must be going through.  To have to suffer attacks from someone like that would be frightening and offensive, to say the least.  No one should have to endure that kind of treatment.  But to make things worse, for her to have to give up her site, which she'd put years of her life into, makes it that much more tragic.  I find it so hard to fathom that someone could treat another human being like this, especially within the TG community which often necessitates tolerance (hopefully) and privacy (commonly).  This kind of act is shameful and despicable.

On a personal note, I want to publicly thank Rebecca for all her support over the years.  When starting out my site here, I reached out to her to let her know what I was doing.  I couldn't have been more happy to get a response back from her.  To me, it was like getting a message from a celebrity.  But it was more than just a simple reply.  Rebecca was very generous with her time in providing comments and feedback about my site and my videos, which helped me immensely.  Over the last two years since I began, she was kind enough to link to my site here and to my YouTube channel, as well as writing specific posts with wonderful recommendations about my site.  At one point, she even offered to share some of her online storage space with me when I was having trouble with an earlier storage provider.  It didn't work out due to the bandwidth needed for my videos, but it was incredibly generous and open-hearted of her to offer.

For those of you who've enjoyed Rebecca's World over the years, please make sure you leave a comment or star rating below.  Hopefully Rebecca will get a chance to see it herself and see how much she's loved and missed.

Rebecca,

If you're out there reading this, I honestly hope that you come through this ordeal with as little personal harm as possible.  My hope for you is that you can continue to be who you want to be and that you still have an outlet for your creativity that continues to keep you happy, inspired and fulfilled.

You will be missed.

Truly,
Wren

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vacation By The Pool

This time, I'm bringing back a concept I've used a few times but haven't used in a while -- the ShareME timeshare service -- where you can rent out someone else's life.  I started it with Vacation From Me and continued the idea with Vacation From Me 2 and Vacation From Me Revisited.

This one shows the ShareME client being a caught off guard.  He only wanted a peaceful vacation in a rich lifestyle, but certainly got more than he expected.

As an added plus, I'm very excited that I was able to use a video from one of my favourite actresses -- seXXygirl!  You may remember her from A Long Hot Bath and Bet Big Lose Big.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my storage provider is having problems that are preventing me from streaming new uploaded videos.  Since they haven't fixed it yet, unfortunately I have to post this strictly for download. I'll update it when/if it gets fixed though.  To hopefully help though, I've added a contact sheet below of snapshots from the video for those of you who want a preview before you download.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but no one is more frustrated with this than I am.

(UPDATE:  While my online provider hasn't fully fixed the problem with the streaming videos, it appears that this particular video was converted recently without them notifying me.  So I'll added the video below instead of the snapshots.)

Enjoy!

Vacation By The Pool (download link)
**CAUTION: Contains sexually explicit material**

Truly,
Wren

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Frustration

It's been a while since my last post so I thought I'd give you an update about what's going on.

I'm currently experiencing issues with my online storage provider for my videos.  They're no longer automatically converting my new uploads to be available for streaming.  This has been going on for close to two months and I've been in regular contact with their tech support about it.

Apparently it's due to a product update bug they're working on but there's no target date for having it fixed.  They were able to manually convert my last video and I'd thought that the problem was fixed. However I just found out that the problem is still there when I uploaded one recently.

I have a video ready to go and I'm hoping that their tech support can convert it the same way they did with my last one, but no word back yet.  If it comes down to it, I can still post the video to be available for download (no streaming), but I'd prefer to not have to force people to have to download the entire file.

I'll keep you posted as things progress.  Sorry for the delay, but understand that I'm doing all I can on this. It's incredibly frustrating on this end.

Truly,
Wren

Friday, June 13, 2014

Covert Realities

It's been a long time between instalments of this series (over a year and a half), but any of you who've seen my older videos might remember the When Worlds Collide (WWC) series.  I've always had it in the back of my mind to return to it, but I just haven't had the right opportunity until now.

The concept behind this series is a parallel universe that people unexpectedly slip into.  But the difference being that, in the other universe, their parallel selves happen to be the opposite gender.  I started this concept with The Health Inspector and then continued it with Prisoner Of War and Sleeping Beauty.

I'm so happy that I was able to finally revisit this series.  In addition to really enjoying the concept, it also allows me to do a bit of story writing since the opening is all in a prologue. Also, for those of you who enjoyed the "thought bubble" concept I started with Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, I've used that same device in this one.

Enjoy!

Covert Realities (download link)
**CAUTION: Contains sexually explicit material**

Truly,
Wren